(Liberty Bell) – Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has filed a lawsuit suing former President Donald Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani for allegedly conspiring with both the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to engage in a riot at the Capitol building on January 6.
A new report from BizPacReview says that Thompson is making the claim that both Trump and Giuliani are in violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, which “prohibits any actions designed to prevent Congress from carrying out its duties.”
The suit goes on to claim that the riot that occurred that day was actually planned out by former President Trump and his attorney days before it actually happened, utilizing “extremist groups,” to use intimidation tactics to block the certification of the Electoral College votes from happening.
“The Defendants each intended to prevent, and ultimately delayed, members of Congress from discharging their duty commanded by the United States Constitution to approve the results of the Electoral College in order to elect the next President and Vice President of the United States,” the lawsuit says. “Pursuing a purpose shared by Defendants Trump and Giuliani as well as Defendant Proud Boys, Defendant Oath Keepers played a leadership role of the riotous crowd and provided military-style assistance sufficient to overcome any Capitol Police resistance.”
“The carefully orchestrated series of events that unfolded at the Save America rally and the storming of the Capitol was no accident or coincidence,” the suit proclaims. “It was the intended and foreseeable culmination of a carefully coordinated campaign to interfere with the legal process required to confirm the tally of votes cast in the Electoral College.”
One of the reasons for this civil suit is that it’s much easier to prove allegations in a case like this than it is for a criminal case. The suit in question was filed on Tuesday on behalf of not only Thompson but the NAACP as well. The law firm known as Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Troy is handling the case.
Damages being sought in the case are still unknown. Trump is being sued personally in this case and it is being asserted that the former president “acted outside the scope of his office when inciting the rioters.”
“A Reconstruction-era law known as the Ku Klux Klan Act that is being referred to in the lawsuit was passed in response to violence and intimidation by the KKK who prevented members of Congress at the time from carrying out their sworn constitutional duties. According to attorney Joe Sellers, the act was allegedly intended to specifically protect against conspiracies,” the BPR article says.
“Inciting a riot, or attempting to interfere with the congressional efforts to ratify the results of the election that are commended by the Constitution, could not conceivably be within the scope of ordinary responsibilities of the president,” Sellers stated. “In this respect, because of his conduct, he is just like any other private citizen.”
Democrats are determined to do everything in their power to continue the assault on Donald Trump. It’s clear they hate this man and want him destroyed. Otherwise, they’d just drop the whole thing and move on with their lives. They are still threatened by him, especially since there’s a strong possibility he’ll run for office again in 2024.
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